Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
's also helping our environment. kristin fisher explains how. >> reporter: the opening of a new metro bus facility may not seem like a big deal, but the last time that this happened was back when buses like this ruled the streets. this is the first new metro bus facility in 23 years and it took three years and $97 million to build. it's called the shepard parkway metro bus division and it sits on 16 acres of land in southwest washington. it has parking spaces for 250 buses, massive state of the art maintenance bays, a bus wash, fueling station. it's also metro's first building to obtain the lead silver certification. the greener facility is good for the environment and also good for the 400 employees that will be working here. there's even skylights in the garages. >> 400 plus employees who now have a facility that encourages and indeed makes possible greater production and workplace satisfaction. >> obviously we'll be able to improve and maintain our vehicles much better than we have in the past, especially for those who ride the buses in the southeast and the southwest of the district.
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, it is filled with gooey green algae the shallow pool provides the perfect environment for the algae to grow. experts are working on fixing it, even if they have not figured out how to yet. >>> and now, more work on the earthquake-damaged washington monument that will take about two years to complete and will be closed until then. >>> now alarming news about one of america's favorite breakfast foods, farmers and marketers are warning that the price of bacon will go sky high, and that is even if you can find it at all. nbc's john yang has more. >> reporter: at this bakery institution, breakfast means bacon and eggs. >> you will see angry people if the pork gets taken off the menu. >> reporter: but experts warn of a problem. >> we set 2011 for retail prices, i think we'll shadow it next year. >> reporter: the reason, this summer's drought pushed up the price to feed the hogs. the costs have skyrocketed. >> the cost for a pig was about $52-53, from birth to market, now it is up to $95. >> reporter: in 2007, u.s. farmers produced about 51 pounds of pork for every american. next year's forecast,